Barpeta is famously referred to as the ‘Land of the Satras’. During the 16th century, Srimanta Sankardeva and his disciple Shri Madhabdeva launched a vigorous movement to promote Vaishnavite Art and Culture. Barpeta Satra, a renowned Vaishnavite temple was established in the year 1583 and in due course, many other satras were built in the town. Hence, it acquired the names, ‘Land of the Satras’ and Satranagari. These satras influenced the society in all forms by impacting the culture, lifestyle, politics and the economy. With the passage of time, the satras developed further to become open universities dealing with various branches of education and arts, including music, dance, drama, sculpture, ivory work and many more. The places to visit in Barpeta will give you an insight into the culture of the town and also let you enjoy the immense natural beauty of the place.